Dental Cleanings

The Smilist Dental offers general dentistry at all New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware locations. We place a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene to catch and stop the progression of oral diseases. Our trustworthy, compassionate team of doctors will work with you to create a treatment plan designed to meet your dental health needs.

  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Evening Appointments
  • Smilist Guarantee
  • Advanced Technology
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Evening Appointments
  • Smilist Guarantee
  • Advanced Equipment
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Feel amazing about your oral health with the Smilist!

Safety First

We focus on your safety with health screens, enhanced PPE, no contact check-ins, and more.

Insurance accepted

We’re in network with most major insurers like Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, and more!

Highly-Rated Dentists

Our dentists are well reviewed on top directories and Google.

Modern Office

We have a beautiful modern office with advanced technology.

What is a Dental Cleaning?

Dental cleanings are professional teeth cleanings performed by a registered dental hygienist.  Dental cleanings are usually done twice a year.  Registered dental hygienist are licensed oral health care professionals who work closely with the general dentist and dental assistant to provide preventative dental care.  They are primarily responsible for performing dental cleanings and dental examinations.

What happens during a Dental Cleaning?

Regular dental cleanings are very important for your oral health care as they assist in preventing oral diseases, tooth loss, and cavities. When you visit The Smilist Dental for your regular check-up you can expect the following:

  1. Dental examination – The dental hygienist will thoroughly exam your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis, cavities, or other oral health concern. If they detect major issues, they may call in the general dentist to give their opinion and make sure it’s fine to proceed.
  2. Dental cleaning – The dental hygienist uses a small mirror and scaler to get rid of the plaque and tartar around your teeth, gum line, and in between your teeth. The more tartar there is, the longer it takes to clean.
  3. Professional toothpaste cleaning – The dental hygienist uses a high-powered electric toothbrush and professional toothpaste to clean the tartar that’s left from cleaning your teeth with the scaler. The toothpaste has a gritty consistency which helps scrub your teeth and polishes them.
  4. Expert flossing – The dental hygienist flosses your teeth and educates you where the trouble spots are so that you can target those areas when you floss your teeth.
  5. Rinsing – You rinse your mouth with liquid containing fluoride and spit out any debris from the dental cleaning.
  6. Fluoride treatment – The dental hygienist will apply a fluoride varnish that is used as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities. This treatment last for several months until your next dental cleaning.

The Smilist Difference

Top-Rated Doctors

Our skilled and trustworthy dentists are trained and equipped to deliver comprehensive dental care

Convenient Hours

We make dentistry convenient for your schedule by keeping our doors open on weeknights and weekends.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We provide high-quality dental care for all ages and all family members at our offices.

Emergency Visits

Life happens, and we are here to help when it does. We offer same day appointments for emergencies.

Insurance + Membership

We direct bill major insurance plans and offer membership plans for those without insurance.

Modern Offices

Our state-of-the-art dental offices have the latest dental technologies to help diagnose oral health conditions so that they can be treated as early as possible.

The Smilist Network

As a patient of the Smilist Dental, you join a dental network that comprises a multitude of highly experienced dental professionals that are devoted to your oral healthcare.

Reserve An Appointment Today

With over 60 Smilist Dental offices located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, we are right around the corner.


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